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Georgetown Village Talk: 'President Trump – What’s Next?'

March 2, 2017

Georgetown Village is proud to present “President Trump – What’s Next?”, a talk by Martin Tolchin who will share his knowledge and insights about what we can expect from the new administration. 

The event will take place on Thursday, March 30th at 6:00 pm at St. John’s Church, 3240 O Street, in Georgetown.

Light refreshments will be served following Mr. Tolchin’s talk. This event is free and open to the public. To make a reservation or learn more about Georgetown Village please call the Georgetown Village office at 202.999.8988 or email at lynn@georgetown-village.org.

Mr. Tolchin spent 40 years at the N.Y. Times, the last 20 reporting on the U.S. Congress. He then founded two publications: The Hill and Politico. With his late wife Susan, a professor of Government, Mr. Tolchin wrote eight books, including "To the Victor: Political Patronage from the Clubhouse to the White House," which has been cited in five U.S. Supreme Court decisions. Mr. Tolchin is currently a Senior Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and an enthusiastic Georgetown Village member.

Georgetown Village is a nonprofit membership organization providing services and activities to help residents 55 years and over to live longer and better in their homes in Georgetown and nearby areas. 


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Fairmont Renovation Dazzles

January 17, 2017

The unveiling of a $27-million dollar renovation of the Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown was announced Tuesday by General Manager, Shane Krige. “This exciting project enhances both the guest experience and the hotel’s position as the largest luxury group hotel in the nation’s capital,’’ said Krige.  

 

Phase I of the refurbishment encompassed all 413 guest rooms including the exclusive Fairmont Gold Floor and the conversion of the executive forum amphitheater into the 2,900 square-foot Kennedy Ballroom. 

 

New York-based Wimberly Interiors garnered inspiration for the guest rooms from the city of Washington, D.C., conveying politics and power in the design.  Like the eclectic city itself, modern furnishings are mixed with classical detail pieces. Rather than a typical working desk, the king-bedded rooms offer a relaxing chaise, and a round table that doubles as a dining spot or a flexible working space.  A custom designed lounge chair offers further style and comfort.

Loggia (Photo by: fairmont.com/washington) Loggia

          

Throughout all guest rooms, the art collections reflect Washington’s history and importance, reinforcing Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown as the central location for visitors and local power players. 

 

Phase II, of the redesign included the entire lobby, loggia and courtyard garden.  Designed by Amanda Jackson, of Dallas-based Forrest Perkins, she drew her inspiration for the lobby design and color scheme from the geometry of an aerial view of the city of Washington. The theme is woven throughout the new space. Behind the front desk is a geometrically abstracted map of DC in warm gold tones with brushed, polished and satin finishes. 

 

The color palette is also influenced by this aerial view of DC, but intensified to add more drama and sophistication to the lobby/bar space. The blue affiliated with water becomes more saturated like a classic power suit, or an amazing night sky. The green of the trees and parks shifts to be more emerald and the neutral colors of the classic stone buildings becomes a bit warmer like a glass of champagne. The textures of all of these fabrics are rich and inviting to encourage guests to sit for a while and enjoy the drama of the space with a snack or a cocktail or even for an impromptu meeting. 

 

The lushly landscaped courtyard has been leveled to allow for larger events, offering unique pockets of seating. Two new water features have been added as a visual and auditory backdrop. Café tables are sprinkled throughout the center of the courtyard providing a tranquil space for breakfast or lunch. 

 

The Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown is located at 2401 M Street NW.


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Mongolian Cashmere Makes Its US Debut in Georgetown

January 2, 2017

Una Ganbold modeling a cashmere coat (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Una Ganbold modeling a cashmere coat

Mongolian school friends Tosca Metz and Una Ganbold have turned a childhood dream into a reality with T&U, the cashmere boutique they recently opened on upper Wisconsin Avenue in the building formerly occupied by The Dandelion Patch.

"Our products are unique and authentic, made entirely in Mongolia," says Metz. "We carry three lines: Basic, Organic and Yama, which means goat in Mongolian, and the cashmere comes in over a thousand different possible colors. Our Yama line combines European styling with hand-made Mongolian wool. The coats are my favorite." 

(Photo by: Judith Beermann)

This is the very first Mongolian cashmere store in the USA, though the parent company, Gobi which started in 1976, has locations around the world, including Europe, Asia  and the Middle East.

In addition to luxurious coats, there are capes, sweaters, vests, hats, scarves and socks for men and women. For the home, there are throws and blankets. 

The shop is open from 10:00 am - 8:00 pm Tuesday through Sunday. Stop by now and on January 13 for their grand opening when customers will receive 10% off thier purchases.

Tosca Metz and Una Ganbold (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Tosca Metz and Una Ganbold

T&U is located at 1663 Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown. Tel: 202.338.0333


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